INTERPRETING CLASSICAL TEXTS AND APPLYING THEM IN PRACTICE with Angela Ashwin
About the Tutor
I am practising yoga, and learning with many teachers from all different backgrounds, since over 30 years. After having done a degree in Theology and Philosophy I gained a BWY diploma. I am teaching for over 20 years now. 2001 ? 2003 I trained as a DCT and am presently teaching my fifth diploma course. I am teaching regular classes, one to one, workshops, I have taught IST days, taught twice on the BWY South West Festival.Twice I was one of the tutors on National training week, I was twice invited to teach a session on DCT weekend and to teach at National Congress.
Aims of the Morning
1.to let participants experience yoga philosophy on the mat
2.to show that the core of Patanjali's teachings are instructions for practice
1.the participants should experience the principle of maya through the practice of asanas.
2.By the end of the morning the participants should know, that Patanjali is not a "theoretical philosophy", but an experience formulated by great masters. The participants should have seen, that these ancient formulations can help us to recreate the yogic experience when applied to the practice.
Aims of the Afternoon
1. To demonstrate the purpose of asanas, pranayama and savasana as stated in the classical raja and hatha texts
2. to instruct participants in the practice of asana, pranayama and savasana as portrayed in the classical texts.
1. by the end of the afternoon the participants should know where to find the crucial passages in the classical texts instructing asanas, pranayama and savasana.
2. By the end of the afternoon the participants should have experienced that yoga practice does much more to us than increasing flexibility, and improving well being.
3. By the end of the afternoon the participants should feel encouraged to practice and eventually teach yoga with the old texts in their mind.
Teaching Material Used On The Day
flip-chart, handouts, white board, mats, blocks, belts
Methods of presenting the subject
The day will start with a practical session, students follow the instructions of the tutor; followed by tutor presentations and instructions with plenty of space for discussion.
Outline plan for the day
10.15am practical hatha session: ?experience maya?
11.15am A run through the core of Patanjali's teaching1,1 - 1,16 on the mat to
understand how that teaching instructs us to practice
2.00pm Asanas practiced according to Patanjali
Pranayama practiced according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Patanjali
Savasana, as instructed in the classical texts
4.45 pm Closing: feedback to the day and filling in of evaluation forms
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